Solar System Exploration
Our Galactic Neighborhood
September 17, 2004
Experience the “Web Around Asteroid Bennu” in this interactive, 360° video, optimized for mobile devices and desktop browsers.
A Web Around Asteroid Bennu in 360°
NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its final approach to Saturn and dove into the planet’s atmosphere on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 but the science provided by this enduring spacecraft will live on.
Cassini: Mission of Exploration
On Nov. 24, 2021, NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft will lift off on a ten-month journey to crash into a distant asteroid – on purpose.
NASA's First Asteroid Deflection Test
The tumbling and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion rotates away from the Cassini spacecraft in this movie taken during a distant encounter in Dec. 2005.
Rough and Tumble Hyperion
This 4K visualization shows the Moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2022, as viewed from the Northern Hemisphere.
Moon Phases 2022
Beginning April 2021, the window opens for the first flight of NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. It will be history’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet.
Mars Helicopter Prepares for Takeoff
NASA’s Artemis I mission will need communications and navigation services during its journey. NASA’s Deep Space Network and Near Space Network will support all phases of the mission.
Artemis I Communications Profile
This movie is made up of over 600 consecutive images taken on March 16 to March 18, 2007, with the Cassini Magnetopsheric Imaging Instrument's ion and neutral camera.
Movie of Saturn's "Ring Current"
Vesta and Ceres reside in the boundary area of the asteroid belt, where the composition of bodies changes from being almost dry to showing the effects of hydration.
What's Up for July 2011?
This artist's concept shows the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent sequence.
Huygens Descent Sequence
Final Assembly at the Cape
Final Assembly at the Cape
Dr. Isabel Hawkins, Astronomer, and Doña María Ávila, Mayan Elder, present on Mayan traditions on Living with the Stars on Day of the Dead.
Sense of Place Series: Indigenous Perspectives on Earth and Sky: Dr. Isabel Hawkins and Doña María Ávila
Explore the process that Johannes Kepler undertook when he formulated his three laws of planetary motion.
Orbits and Kepler's Laws
Swinomish Elder Larry Campbell shares his Indigenous Perspectives on Earth, Water and Sky.
Sense of Place Series: Indigenous Perspectives on Earth and Sky: Swinomish Elder Larry Campbell
Actual images of the July 4, 2005 impact of the Deep Impact probe into comet Tempel 1.
Deep Impact: Approach and Impact
The U.S.-European oceanographic satellite Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich launched to Earth's orbit on Nov. 21, 2020, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. During a five-and-a-half-year prime mission, it wi...
Launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite
Dr. Kimmerer the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, discusses her indigenous knowledge of plants.
Sense of Place Series: Indigenous Perspectives on Earth and Sky: Dr. Kimmerer
A short film from 1969 showing Ranger 9 images as it approached the Moon.
Ranger 9 Impact
This data visualization represents twenty years' worth of data showing the abundance of life both on land and in the sea.
Earth: Our Living Planet
OSIRIS-REx has imaged Bennu in higher resolution than we have Earth and our own Moon. Since its arrival at the asteroid on Dec. 3, 2018, the spacecraft has discovered boulders the size of buildings...
Imaging Asteroid Bennu
Ceres' lack of giant impact basins presents a puzzle to scientists.
Ceres' Missing Large Craters
Join the journey as NASA’s Psyche mission team launches in 2022 to explore a unique metallic asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter.
NASA's Psyche Mission to an Asteroid: Official NASA Trailer
NASA’s InSight lander has picked up vibrations from four separate impacts in the past two years.
Hear Meteoroid Striking Mars, Captured by NASA's InSight Lander
This animation illustrates Jupiter's magnetic field.
Jupiter's Magnetic Field
This spectrogram and video show a changing pattern of radio waves from Saturn known as Saturn Kilometric Radiation, as detected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's Radio Period Crossover
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